Ryuji Taïra

1960 · Japan

Artist biography

Ryuji Taïra is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from Japan, like other famous artists such as Takashi Suzuki, Shinako Sato, Takuro Kuwata, SHINICHI TSUCHIYA , and Yoshiro Kimura. Ryuji Taïra was born in 1960.

Ryuji Taïra's Gallery representation

Ryuji Taïra is represented and exhibited by Sit Down in Paris, France.

Further Biographical Context for Ryuji Taïra

Ryuji Taïra was born in 1960 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Important art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain recognition, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Ryuji Taïra

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